Facebook’s Messenger app is celebrating its 10th anniversary in August, and it will release a bundle of 10 product features.
App Store: Facebook Messenger
10 Features for 10
- Poll Your Friends with “Most Likely To” Games – You can now play “Most likely to” in polls to help you discover what your friends really think about topics like who is “most likely to give gifts on their own birthday? 🥳”, “most likely to fight zombies while everyone else runs away? 🧟♀️” and “most likely to miss their flight? ✈️
- Birthday Gifting using Facebook Pay – When a friend sends you a cash gift for your birthday, you will be notified on Messenger and on Facebook with their gift message wrapped and accompanied by virtual balloons. Once you confirm your Facebook Pay details, the cash gift will be instantly deposited into your bank account.
- Birthday Expression Tools – To amp up the celebratory mood, try out the new Birthday chat theme and our specially curated “Messenger is 10!” sticker pack. Fill the sky with purple and blue balloons with our Birthday Balloon 360 background and blow out birthday candles with our Birthday AR effect. You can also send a catchy birthday song 🎂 Soundmoji and use a Message Effect to add a burst of confetti to your celebratory message or even wrap it up with a bow.
- A New Way to Share Contacts – The company is introducing a new way for you to easily share Facebook contacts with friends through Messenger. Simply select the contact you want to share, access the chat settings and tap “Share Contact” under the “More Actions” section.
- Sneak Peek: Customize Your Conversations with Word Effects – Messenger is sharing a sneak peek of Word Effects, an exciting new way to pair words with the emojis that have meaning to you and your friends. When used in your conversation, these words will trigger a cascade of the emoji you selected.
Most of these features are rolling out today, while the Word Effects will arrive in the future.